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Vacancy: Legal Advisor in Business and Human Rights

November 11, 2022

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to enforcing civil and human rights worldwide. They initiate, lead and support legal interventions to hold state and non-state actors accountable for human rights abuses.

ECCHR is looking for a candidate with an interdisciplinary profile and at least two years of relevant work experience. A deep understanding of the Business and Human Rights field and the political and legal debates around the German supply chain law is essential.

A deep understanding of Business and Human Rights discussions, especially possible
interventions and legal mechanisms under human rights due diligence and supply chain laws,
in particular the German supply chain law. Excellent written and spoken German and English skills are required, Spanish or French are a plusThe position is ideally to be filled by January 2023 and is limited to May 31st 2024.

Please send your written application in German or English until by email only in one attachment by 15, November 2022 to:

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, E-Mail: info@ecchr.eu
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
Zossener Str. 55-58, Aufgang D
10961 Berlin
http://www.ecchr.eu
E-Mail: info@ecchr.eu

Applications for Frank Jennings Fellowship at Front Line Defenders now open

October 17, 2022

The Frank Jennings Fellowship 2021/2022 [see https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2018/03/29/new-frank-jennings-fellowship-with-front-line/] is now open for applications.

The Fellow will spend three and a half months in the Front Line Defenders office in Dublin where they will be trained in relation to Human Rights Defenders; the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders; the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur; the procedures and methodology of the mandate; the role of Front Line Defenders and other national and international organisations in the support and protection of Human Rights Defenders. The Fellow will then enter an internship programme at the OHCHR and will move to Geneva for a period of six months before returning to Front Line Defenders for a further three months.

The successful candidate will have excellent drafting skills and a proven ability of synthesising and condensing large amounts of information into succinct briefings. They will also have excellent administrative skills. They will have some knowledge of the UN system and international and human rights law. They must have native or native-level English and fluency in Spanish (please note we can’t make exceptions to the language requirements). They will be a recent university graduate (see note below).

Basic Terms of reference – Front Line Defenders Dublin

  • Provide support to Front Line Defenders’ Protection Coordinators including dealing with routine queries and correspondence with human rights defenders;
  • Cooperate closely with the Regional Fellows and Protection Coordinators in drafting urgent appeals on behalf of human rights defenders at risk around the world:
  • Input HRD-related information on the Front Line Defenders database;
  • Undertake clerical tasks such as data entry, collating, emailing and maintenance of the database;
  • Support follow-up on cases taken up by Front Line Defenders or other specific projects relating to Human Rights Defenders as requested;
  • Draft as requested, minutes, briefings, reports, appeals;

Basic Terms of Reference – Geneva SR

  • Gather information on the situation of human rights defenders around the world (with a particular focus on themes of concern identified by the SR);
  • In coordination with other thematic mechanisms and with geographic desk officers, and under the supervision of the HRD assistant to the SR, draft urgent appeals and communications to Governments concerning human rights violations against human rights defenders;
  • Support follow-up of cases;
  • Analyse replies received from Governments and prepare summaries for inclusion in the annual Human Rights Council (HRC) report;
  • Assist in the drafting of annual reports to the HRC and the General Assembly;
    Assist in the preparation of background materials for official missions by the Special Rapporteur;
  • Assist in liaising with non-governmental organizations for the smooth implementation of the mandate, as needed.

Whilst in Geneva, OHCHR internship regulations will apply.

Honorarium: €1400 per month Dublin and €1700 per month Geneva.

Please note that in order to comply with OHCHR internship regulations, applicants will need to be currently enrolled in university or have graduated from university no more than one year previous to beginning the OHCHR internship.

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/frank-jennings-fellowship-dublin-and-geneva

Amnesty Nairobi seeks urgently short-term consultant

March 10, 2022

The Nairobi Office of Amnesty International’s Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (ESARO) is seeking an enthusiastic, and strategic campaigner with substantial experience in developing and implementing campaigns for a short-term consultancy. Under the supervision of, the Deputy Regional Director – Campaigns, the consultant will provide support to ongoing campaigns in Tanzania and Uganda whose thematic focus include freedom of expression, association and assembly, gender justice, right to health, right to housing among others and will do this using an intersectional
approach.

This is a four-month contract (March to June 2022) and the consultant could be based in Nairobi or remotely in Tanzania or Uganda.
Consultant profile includes:
– Very good knowledge of the human rights and the political context in East Africa with specific knowledge of Tanzania and/or Uganda.
– Knowledge of and experience working with the UN mechanisms, African Union institutions, sub-regional and national authorities is also essential.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to understand and express ideas in English. Ability to communicate in Swahili is also desirable.

To apply for the role, please provide your CV (three pages maximum) and a cover letter outlining how your skills and profile are aligned to the role as described above. Please send applications to amnesty.earo@amnesty.org 2022.

The deadline has been extended to Thursday 17 March 2022.

Martin Ennals Foundation seeking a part-time Communications Officer

February 14, 2022

On 8 February 2022, the Martin Ennals Foundation published an opening for a communication officer.

The Martin Ennals Foundation is a small organization run by a highly motivated staff, Board and Jury. At different points in the year, its work will be fast-paced, intense and challenging. The Communications Officer and Programme Officer work closely together. An entry-level position to support both communications and programmatic activities will be opened in 2022. Several interns complete the team. The Communications Officer reports to the Director of the Foundation. The Communications Officer will also have frequent contact with members of the Board, with colleagues of the Jury organisations, and with MEA winners themselves. The Communications Officer will oversee service providers to the Foundation.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Communications Officer is responsible for formulating and leading the MEF communications strategy in support of the organisation’s mission, which includes corporate communication elements and the delivery of a high-quality outreach campaign for the annual MEA ceremony. The Communications Officer provide supervision to the Programs and Communications Associate and interns. The Communications Officer’s tasks include:

  • Designing and delivering MEA’s corporate communications, regularly adapting social media activity, our website and newsletter to Foundation activities and current events.
  • Designing and delivering an outreach strategy for the annual MEA ceremony:
    • Overseeing the production of bespoke films about MEA winners
    • Collaborating with the City of Geneva in the production of marketing material for the MEA campaign (posters, flags, banners, etc.
    • Overseeing the production and dissemination of digital social media assets (both visual and editorial content)
    • Organizing a press conference to announce the winners of the Award
    • Producing and disseminating press material and other written and audio-visual products on our website and social media channels
  • Enhancing the impact of MEF’s advocacy activities with targeted communications strategies.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Foundation’s communication strategy and its contributions to our annual objectives.

Requirements:

  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in a communication function;
  • Familiarity with traditional media, media monitoring and media relations;
  • Strong background in digital communications (professional knowledge with WordPress, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Canva, Tweedeck and Google analytics an asset);
  • Fluency or professional proficiency in both English and French;
  • A degree or work experience in journalism, communications, political science, international relations, law, or relevant subject;
  • Ability to work across organizations and collaborate easily with colleagues;
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate the delivery of tasks by junior colleagues, service providers, or peers;
  • Ability to cope with pressure and challenging work periods. Self-starters, entrepreneurs, determined and creative types are welcome to apply.

Conditions of the position

  • Indefinite term contract at 40%
  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ vacation pro-rata
  • Preferred start date: mid-March

To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, and an example of your work to info@martinennalsaward.org by end of day, Sunday March 6th 2022.

Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society seeks developper

January 18, 2022
Global Dialogue

Global Dialogue seeks a Development and Communications Lead for the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS).

FICS’ vision is a world in which people can leverage their collective power to push for political, social and economic transformation without harm, stigma, or fear. Our mission is to defend and expand civic space by making sure progressive movements and their allies have the resources they need to tackle the drivers of closing civic space – the systems, actors, and trends that sit behind growing restrictions on rights of assembly, association and other fundamental freedoms.

A small, friendly and committed team, we have received new investment that is enabling us to scale up and deliver ambitious new grant-making and research programmes. The Development and Communications Lead is a new role and will be a critical member of our core team, helping to drive and sustain this momentum.

They are looking for someone passionate about FICS’ mission and welcome applications from candidates who bring strong expertise in one discipline and a commitment to developing skills in the other, for which there would be support.

Applications are due by 9am on 3 February 2022 and details of how to apply as well as more information about the role can be found in the attached recruitment pack.

Please note this position is being re-advertised and previous applicants need not apply. Application resources Development and Communications Lead JD 0.26 MB

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/global-dialogue/development-and-communications-lead-/795911

Front Line Defenders looking for Head of Protection

January 17, 2022

Front Line Defenders is looking for a Head of Protection.

The Head of Protection (HoP) is a critical senior leadership role in the organisation, managing a large global team and directing crucial organisations trategy on HRD protection in countries and regions. The HoP has overall responsibility for the management, sustainability, cohesion and well-being of the Protection Team. Together with Protection Team Managers, they provide and support the strategy and direction of timely and appropriate responses to human rights defenders at risk globally, ensuring holistic and effective protection support.

The HoP holds a strategic overview of the trends, challenges and responses for HRD protection, and shapes our organizational position through ensuring this is reflected in strategy, communication and representation, and our various holistic protection responses. The Head of Protection is also part of the organisation management team, directly supporting the Directors in the strategy, planning, management and evaluation of the all aspects of the organisation.

Deadline: 17th January 2022

Download the full advert here.

Justice and Peace Netherlands seeks programme officer

August 7, 2021

Justice and Peace NetherlandsRights Defenders team is looking for a Programme Officer. See also: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2017/06/08/justice-and-peace-nl-increasingly-active-for-human-rights-defenders/

Activities:

  • Design and organise trainings on security and protection for human rights defenders within our Shelter City programme;
  • Support defenders throughout their stay in the Netherlands with your knowledge of safety and security in the human rights field;
  • Support Shelter City alumni by building and coordinating the online community with creative and innovative activities and ideas;
  • Support the programme with relevant project management tasks (project development, evaluation, reporting, etc.);
  • Organise a broad range of events as part of the Shelter City programme, such as outreach events throughout the Netherlands and the annual International Shelter City Workshop;
  • Stay informed about the latest developments regarding security and protection in the field of human rights, and more specifically human rights defenders.

Your profile:

Having worked in the Global South in the field of human rights, you have a thorough understanding of the security challenges human rights defenders face and how to mitigate risks. Your enthusiasm for human rights issues translates into a hands-on and creative approach. You like to take initiative and are not afraid to try new things, engaging and mobilising people. You are a natural organiser who can work independently but also thrives in a team and you enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Requirements:

  • You have an academic or University of Applied Sciences level education in a relevant field, such as international human rights, international relations, political science, or international law;
  • You have at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of human rights, of which a considerable part international field experience;
  • You have experience working on security and protection within the human rights field, preferably related to human rights defenders;
  • You have experience organising events, workshops and trainings (both online and offline) and online community building;
  • You are proficient in English. Additional languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Swahili or Arabic are an asset.

What we offer:

  • Stimulating work environment in a small and dedicated team, where working hard and having fun go hand-in-hand.
  • Good and competitive working conditions.
  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses to our office building (2nd class public transport).
  • A part-time workplace at our office in The Hague city centre.

Justice and Peace is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from people who may bring diversity to our team.

Send a motivation letter and CV before 10 August 2021 to Suzan Goes, programme coordinator: vacature[at]justiceandpeace.nl, citing ‘Programme Officer Human Rights Defenders Team’. For more information you can e-mail the above address.

American Bar Association Center for Human Rights seeks consultant on human rights defenders

November 24, 2020

Request for Quotes: Attacks Against Human Rights Defender

On 23 November 2020 the ABA published a request for quotes concerning Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is seeking a contracting individual to support its work related to attacks against human rights defenders worldwide. The contracting individual will 1) provide comprehensive legal analysis of documents and judgements; 2) draft and file submissions to regional human rights courts and/or U.N. bodies; 3) conduct meetings with governmental bodies.

The Center is looking for cost estimates for each of the four aforementioned tasks (per/deliverable). The contracting individual will hold a law degree (JD or LLM) and also be familiar with basic digital protocols and secure communications platforms. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and proposed budget to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Friday, 4 December 2020.

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and proposed budget to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Friday, December 4, 2020.

https://reliefweb.int/organization/aba

Article 19 seeks Programme Officer – Media and Protection

November 16, 2020

For its office in Nairobi, Kenya, Article 19  seeks a Senior Programme Officer for Media and Protection. The Senior Programme will work to enhance the safety and security of individuals and organizations working to protect and promote freedom of expression and information, as reflected in our strategy, bringing strong project management skills, serving as the primary focal point on our “Media and Protection” thematic areas across the organization. 

In collaboration with relevant teams, this Senior Programme Officer will identify new strategic areas for ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s consolidation and growth as a leading advocate organization for free expression, effective protection of activists and organizations, particularly journalists, bloggers, whistleblowers, social communicators and human rights defenders. 

Leading in advancing media and protection standards at global and regional fora, in collaboration with relevant teams, the Senior Programme Officer will be a primary force in ensuring effective coordination externally with key INGOs working on media and protection of FoE/I and internally within the organization. This Senior Programme Officer will facilitate programmatic work in the Eastern Africa regional office and programmes, with a particular focus on supporting the monitoring of attacks on communicators and human rights defenders.

Requirements:

  • Masters Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage.
  • At least 7 years experience in policy work, monitoring, advocacy and/or campaigning work in the human rights sector;
  • At least 2 years experience of managing budgets and projects;
  • Experience of working with partner organisations;
  • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.

See also: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2019/12/23/are-you-with-me-the-life-of-kevin-boyle/ and

https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2019/06/17/social-media-councils-an-answer-to-problems-of-content-moderation-and-distribution/

  • Application deadline is 29th November 2020. 

https://article.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=49d9a552-cea6-4fab-a961-b204504c1b3f

DefendDefenders seeks TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME MANAGER for Kampala office

October 29, 2020

DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. DefendDefenders focuses its work on Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

DefendDefenders is recruiting a Technology Programme Manager for its work in supporting HRDs. Under the overall supervision of the Director of Programmes and Administration, the Executive Director, and in direct partnership with other staff members, the Technology Programme Manager shall be responsible, but not limited to the following duties:

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and give direction to the Technology Programme and projects;
  • Empower and mentor the team to take responsibility of their tasks and encourage a spirit of teamwork within the team;
  • Manage overall operational and financial responsibilities of the team against project plans and manage the team’s day-to-day activities;
  • Participate in management meetings and contribute grants, proposal design and implementation for the Technology Programme;
  • Ensure proper adoption and usage of internal IT tools and organisation systems by designing training programmes for staff and streamlining /recommending systems that can improve operational efficiency;
  • Communicate regularly with other managers, Director of Programmes & Administration and the Executive Director within the organisation. Ensure that the team works closely with other departments;
  • Plan budgets and work plans from inception to completion;
  • Work with partners, consultants, and service providers to ensure delivery of project goals;
  • Design and implement the IT policy, security protocols and best practice guides for the organisation and partner organisations; and
  • Represent DefendDefenders and the Technology Programme externally, develop partnerships, and attract funding and resources

Working conditions

  • Full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda;
  • The selected applicant must be able to relocate to Kampala immediately, or within a short timeframe; and
  • Health insurance (in Uganda) and travel insurance are provided.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in managing a team;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a culturally diverse environment;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Self-motivated, organised, and the ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude; and
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, plus professional certifications.

Languages

Fluency in English is a must (spoken and written). Fluency in French is a strong asset, and in Arabic an asset.

Location

The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with frequent travels within and out of the country. Applicants should be eligible to work in Uganda without restriction.

Applicants should send a letter of motivation, CV, and contacts of three references to: jobs@defenddefenders.org by 15 November 2020. Do not send scanned copies of certificates. Interviews will be held in person (in Kampala, Uganda), or online late in November.

The subject line of the email should read “Application for Technology Programme Manager position.”

Questions about the position can be directed to jobs@defenddefenders.org